ATV Accident Lawyers Serving All Of California
Although off-road recreational vehicles, like jeeps and ATVs, do provide less protection to occupants than cars, engineers often add other design features to improve safety for a vehicle used in rocky, hilly and wet terrain.
For example, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) often have a wider wheelbase and a lower center of gravity, which should make them more difficult to roll. The roll bar over the passenger area and a strong seat belt/restraint system are meant to protect passengers in the event the ATV does roll over.
Unfortunately, ATV design defects have led to hundreds of serious injuries across the U.S. The most recent ATVs to be recalled after fatal rollover accidents are the Raptor and the Yamaha Rhino. In the case of the Rhino, all three important safety measures were inadequate:
- The ATV lacked stability and was even more prone to roll over than other ATVs
- The Rhino seat belts failed, allowing passengers to be flung from the ATV.
- In several instances, the Rhino roll bar collapsed.
If you were hurt or a loved one died in an ATV accident and you suspect a vehicle defect or design failure was to blame, work with a personal injury law firm with decades of experience proving auto defect cases. Contact an accident lawyer at the Los Angeles law office of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP.
Greene Broillet & Wheeler has a track record of successful results in a wide range of auto defect and product liability cases. We have been named the “#1 personal injury law firm in California” by Best Lawyers in America , and a Top Tier national firm in Products Liability by US News and World Reports/ Best Lawyers,
Few law firms can match depth of experience or the resources that Greene Broillet & Wheeler can bring to your case. We work with leading vehicle engineering experts to understand the effects of design choices and to identify structural weaknesses. We maintain an in-house staff of investigators who create models, illustrations and computer presentations to communicate complex information to a jury.
Whenever possible, we obtain the actual vehicle involved in the ATV rollover accident and store it in our evidence warehouse. In some trials, the jury has been allowed to visit our warehouse to see the evidence for themselves.
Put an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. Contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler at our Los Angeles office to discuss your case. We represent clients in the Los Angeles area, throughout Southern California, the state and the nation.